COVID-19 Placed a Premium on Secure Mobile Apps
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed how work gets done and ushered in the rise of the remote workforce. Governments have mandated that “non-essential” businesses let their employees work remotely. Remote workers have responded by using mobile apps to collaborate with each other and remain productive.
Appdome’s COVID-19 Advisory: Mobile apps are key for a successful remote workforce. Enterprise priorities must shift immediately to ensuring all remote workers have new and existing secure mobile apps to complete and continue work.
CISOs, as well as IT, Security and DevSecOps teams have to adjust rapidly to deliver as many secure mobile apps for a completely remote workforce as soon as possible to keep the business running, secure and productive.
The COVID-19 Mobile Remote Workforce Challenge
Nearly 1 in 3 companies, or 27% of the Fortune 1000, are building internally facing mobile apps designed specifically for the workplace and publishing these apps on the public app store.
Even before COVID-19, organizations were building native and hybrid mobile apps, and using more 3rd party mobile apps, for business and employees. In addition, enterprises and B2E app makers alike are increasingly using public app stores to distribute workplace mobile apps to the digital workforce and remote workers. The Verizon Mobile Security Index found that apps downloaded from official stores can be compromised or introduce vulnerabilities due to poor coding. To make the situation more challenging, mobile apps are typically not built to be compatible with United Endpoint Management and Mobile Application Management solutions like Microsoft Intune and VMware Workspace ONE. Securing apps with these systems requires integration and development. And finally, mobile apps are not built to support the enterprise environments, including conditional access, authentication and access policies that CISOs and DevSecOps teams have put in place to support a fully remote workforce.
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Companies can build in plenty of security features at the app level. As mentioned, good access controls are required; but companies can also embed other capabilities like device attestation checks, secure connectivity, encryption, and so on.
Appdome makes protecting your workplace mobile apps easy and straightforward. With a single click (and without coding or need for source code access), CISOs and DevSecOps teams can build and secure the mobile apps their workforce needs to stay connected and productive, ensure secure remote access to corporate resources behind firewalls, use the enterprise authentication services, protect corporate data and intellectual property. Appdome is perfect for the managed and non-managed mobile devices alike, including zero-trust devices, BYOD as well as UEM and MAM.
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